Okeechobee, Florida Population 2020

5,807
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Okeechobee is a city located in Florida. With a 2020 population of 5,807, it is the 216th largest city in Florida and the 4367th largest city in the United States. Okeechobee is currently growing at a rate of 0.66% annually and its population has increased by 3.31% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,621 in 2010. Spanning over 4 miles, Okeechobee has a population density of 1,432 people per square mile.

The average household income in Okeechobee is $53,205 with a poverty rate of 24.60%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $745 per month, and the median house value is $109,200. The median age in Okeechobee is 37.4 years, 39.4 years for males, and 34.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 104.6 males.

Okeechobee Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Okeechobee was:

  • White: 84.76%
  • Black or African American: 8.89%
  • Two or more races: 2.86%
  • Asian: 1.84%
  • Native American: 0.89%
  • Other race: 0.76%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Okeechobee, Florida is 5,807, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,731.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,621.

Okeechobee, Florida Population 2020

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202042,2353490.83%
201941,8863490.83%
201841,5373490.84%
201741,1884721.15%
201640,7168802.16%
201539,8362550.64%
201439,581900.23%
201339,491-227-0.57%
201239,718-153-0.39%
201139,871-157-0.39%
201040,0280.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,77984.76%
Black or African American5018.89%
Two or More Races1612.86%
Asian1041.84%
American Indian and Alaska Native500.89%
Some Other Race430.76%
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Okeechobee Population Pyramid 2020

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Okeechobee Median Age

37.4


Total

39.4


Male

34.9


Female

Okeechobee Adults

There are 4,255 adults, (956 of whom are seniors) in Okeechobee.

Okeechobee Age Dependency

70.9

Age Dependency Ratio

29

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Okeechobee Sex Ratio

Female

2,756

48.88%

Male

2,882

51.12%

Okeechobee Households and Families

Okeechobee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Okeechobee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.6%24.4%
Male62.7%37.3%
All59.4%40.6%
Female52.9%47.1%
Non Family38.3%61.7%

59.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,0462.5659.4
Married9042.9675.6
Non Family6181.2138.3
Female3313.7752.9
Male1932.9162.7

3.05

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

6.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Okeechobee Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade40110.30%
9th to 12th Grade49912.82%
High School Graduate1,43336.82%
Some College77019.78%
Associates Degree3037.79%
Bachelors Degree3248.32%
Graduate Degree1624.16%
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Okeechobee Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,5782,107368
Hispanic83749644
Black31221827
Multiple Races9690
Asian494947
Native American3838
Other Race2621

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 95.92%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,314$32,627$27,369
Less Than High School$$25,492$
High School Grad$25,175$26,523$18,472
Some College$36,021$46,383$28,919
Bachelors Degree$57,768$66,397$50,000
Graduate Degree$64,773$63,977$72,961

$29,314

Average Earnings

$32,627

Average Male

$27,369

Average Female

Okeechobee Language

Okeechobee Language by Age

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Okeechobee Language

79.24% of Okeechobee residents speak only English, while 20.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.34% of the population.

Okeechobee Poverty

Okeechobee Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,44877053.18%
Black39629273.74%
White3,0822066.68%
Asian1041110.58%
Other34514.71%

24.60%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.07%

Male Poverty Rate

30.09%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Okeechobee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Okeechobee is Black, with 73.74% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Okeechobee is White, with 6.68% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.46%.

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Name Poverty
High School22.76%
Less Than High School19.94%
Bachelors or Greater16.46%
Some College9.00%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed61.54%
Female Employed20.08%
Male Employed10.30%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Okeechobee Income

Okeechobee Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,112$53,205
Families$48,698$61,424
Married Families$60,000-
Non Families$23,555$28,184
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Okeechobee Marital Status

Okeechobee Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.2%

Male Marriage Rate

44.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Okeechobee Married by Age and Sex

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Okeechobee Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Okeechobee Marital Status by Race

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Okeechobee Veterans

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321

Number of Veterans

317

Male Veterans

4

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam95
Korea51
First Gulf War36
World War II23
Second Gulf War21
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Age Group Veterans
75+122
65 to 7494
55 to 6447
35 to 5441
18 to 3417
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Name Veterans % of Total
White2877.86%
Black3410.53%
Hispanic171.90%

Okeechobee Veterans by Education

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12.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Okeechobee Employment Status

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54.2%

Labor Force Participation

52.1%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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59.19%

Born in Florida

87.12%

Native Born

12.88%

Foreign Born

9.19%

Non Citizen

3.69%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.12% of Okeechobee residents were born in the United States, with 59.19% having been born in Florida. 9.19% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20205,807380.66%
20195,769380.66%
20185,731320.56%
20175,699380.67%
20165,661691.23%
20155,592290.52%
20145,56340.07%
20135,559-52-0.93%
20125,611-31-0.55%
20115,642-13-0.23%
20105,6552790.51%
20005,3764330.84%
19904,9437181.58%
19804,2255101.29%
19703,7157682.34%
19602,9470.00%